Church Service Intimations

TEA AND COFFEE is served in the Fraser Hall after the service-all welcome.

IT IS WITH SADNESS that we announce the death of one of our members, Mr A. Stewart McLauchlan of 22 McLaren Court, Fenwick Place, Giffnock. Mr McLauchlan’s funeral took place on Friday, 13th December at Linn Crematorium. Please remember Mr McLauchlan’s family and friends in your prayers.

IT IS ALSO WITH SADNESS that we announce the death of another of our members, Miss Elizabeth Hume, of Parkhouse Manor Care Home, Barrhead, formerly of Linnpark Court. Miss Hume’s funeral service will take place on Wednesday 18th December at 9.15am at Linn Crematorium. Please remember Miss Hume’s family and friends in your prayers.

FAIRTRADE GOODS will be on sale in the halls after the service today.

THERE WILL BE A RETIRING OFFERING THIS MORNING AND AT ALL OUR CHRISTMAS SERVICES IN AID OF CHAS. The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland provides the only hospice service in Scotland for children and young people with life limiting conditions. If you wish to Gift Aid your retiring offering, envelopes for this purpose can be found at the end of the pews.

CHRISTINGLES [for Children’s Christmas Eve Service] Volunteers required to put tape on oranges. If you can help, come to the church halls at 12noon on Monday 23rd December.

CHRISTMAS REMEMBRANCE TREE: There are cards available in the Centenary chapel for anyone who wishes to commemorate a loved one by adding their name to the tree.

THE CHURCH OFFICE will be open on Thursday and Friday of the coming week.

LIFE & WORK MAGAZINE: The January issue is available from TODAY. Would subscribers please uplift their copies from the Flower Room as the next Good Neighbour delivery will be the February issue. Subscription renewal details are enclosed within. Cheques should be made payable to Greenbank Parish Church, enclosed in the envelope provided and placed in the Church offering bags. Please note the yearly subscription remains at £33.60. Many thanks to all Life & Work subscribers for your continued support. Ian McTurk

THE BURNS SUPPER will take place on Sunday 26th January. Tickets (priced £17) are available to purchase after morning service from Jan Millar in the Hall of Friendship.

ADVENT BIBLE STUDY St Aidan’s 18th December @ 11am (Friends of the Holy Land);

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO DELIVER parish Christmas cards giving details of our Christmas services. Please collect a bundle from the front of the Centenary Chapel. Thank you.

THE COMMUNITY CHOIR would like to thank all who attended their 2 Christmas concerts. Special thanks to those who took on extra responsibilities to make the concerts a success. The choir is sending £998 to CHAS, £998 to Young Carers and £716 to Orphan Care Programme in Ekwendeni, Malawi. Thank you to everyone who made these amounts possible. The choir would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a happy new year.

TEA/COFFEE ROTA 2020: If you or your organisation can help please add your details opposite the date/s of your choice. You will find the rota in the Centenary Chapel.

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who supplied baking, gifts; helped and came along on Monday morning to the Manse. A special thank you to the wonderful Carolside Primary School Choir sang Christmas Carols – thankfully it was a sunny day!! The sum of £400 was raised for Emazenyeni Primary School project in Malawi.

WORSHIP OUTSIDE OUR CHURCH WALLS: Mary, Joseph and the donkey from Greenbank’s Nativity Scene are currently journeying in a story bag which includes a copy of the Christmas story, plus a diary in which all those who host the figures can share their experiences. Also included in the bag is an Advent candle which can be lit and burned down one section on each night that Mary and Joseph and the donkey stay. Photos taken in each home can be emailed to the Church Office at – these will be shown on PowerPoint each week of Advent. The last household will bring ‘Mary and Joseph’ to church to the family service on 24th when they will be welcomed back to the Nativity Scene. A ‘signup’ sheet is in the Centenary Chapel for those who wish to take part.

COSY CAFÉ VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED for the new rota [March to June] if you can help on a Friday, 2.45pmtill 4pm one or two times in this 4 month period, contact the church office on 644 1841 or email: Please note Cosy is not on during school holidays. Three adult volunteers help each week making hot chocolate and toast for the secondary school age children and are supported by young volunteers.

VOLUNTEERS TO READ THE BIBLE LESSONS would be much appreciated. A new list is available in the Centenary Chapel; add your name & telephone number to the service of your choice. You will be contacted on the Friday of the preceding week with the readings.

DISTRICT VISITOR VACANCY – volunteer required for Newton Mearns district (8 homes, some each side of Mearns Cross) contact Margot or Gordon Blyth (638 7646).

SNAP COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB fundraising opportunity through the Co-op (Oct 19-Oct 20). Using a Co-op card, 1% of the cost of co-op products purchased can be donated to SNAP – just nominate them online as your preferred charity.

CHURCH TRANSPORT operates a 1 week in 5 rota to enable passengers to attend Sunday morning worship. New drivers needed, if you can help contact Mark Allan (638 3916).

THE WELL CHRISTMAS APPEAL – The Well Multi-Cultural Resource Centre in Govanhill that was initially opened by the Church of Scotland 25 years ago to serve the ethnic minority communities in this area of multiple deprivation. The charity is running a special ‘Christmas Countdown’ Appeal.You can donate online at more info on the halls’ corridor noticeboard.

ANYONE WHO WISHES TO JOIN OR KNOW MORE ABOUT GREENBANK, or knows someone who would appreciate a visit from the Minister in hospital or who needs prayer, please complete a POSTCARD (placed on the pews). Completed postcards can be handed to welcome team members or posted through the halls letterbox.


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